The dilemma: how do you make a film featuring maximum violence against the person and not be criticised for it? *Thinks, BIC in corner of mouth, crinkle between eyes* We somehow need to make the victims deserve it and the perpetrators vindicated. *Has strong cup of coffee, ruffles what is left of hair until lightbulb comes on over head* Make the victims of ghastly violence Nazis and perps Jews! Hooray! Write that script up and get on the phone to Brad Pitt. And make it snappy!
Such is the (probable) thinking behind the new Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds (they’ve used an ‘e’ to avoid censorship – clever people), starring the nice-but-seriously-can’t-act Bradley Pitt as an army officer out to cause maximum violence to people of the Nazi persuasion.
“We will be cruel to the German. And through our cruelty they will know who we are,” he says in a ridiculous accent that you can’t quite place. “They will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disembowelled, dismembered and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us.”
Obviously we’ll be going to see it (we are big Jackie Brown fans and for that Mr. T has our attention), but you can see the trailer right here, right now, right over the jump…